Guru Nanak Gurdwara Donates to Hurricane Harvey Relief
With service “seva” to humanity as the basic tenet of Sikhism, the local Guru Nanak Gurdwara raised over $5,300 for the Houston Food Bank to assist those who are severely affected by the devastating hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.
The Gurdwara invited Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske who was presented with a check to the Houston Food Bank on behalf of the Guru Nanak Gurdwara.
Secretary Cegavske thanked the management and the attendees for their commitment and assistance to help those who want to get back on their feet after the Harvey’s widespread destruction in Houston.
“The fund raising by the Gurdwara in a short period of less than two weeks is a major accomplishment for this Gurdwara as the small congregation of local Indian Sikh families came together for a noteworthy cause,” said Gurdwara President Tarsem Singh.
The donated money will go directly to the Houston Food Bank to help families with food, water and other basic day-to-day necessities for speedy recovery during the reconstruction period. Every dollar donated to the Houston Food Bank provides the equivalent of three meals for an individual with a goal to make food accessible to hungry people in their greatest times of need. With help from the dedicated force of volunteers, only 5% of all their resources are used for administrative costs while the balance 95% goes directly to the community.